Insurance firm backs nature park

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The National, Thursday 20th September, 2012

PACIFIC MMI has announced its support behind the country’s newest attraction, the Port Moresby Nature Park. 
Managing director Wayne Dorgan said they were pleased to be gold sponsor of the park and supported projects that give recreational opportunities to Port Moresby residents.
Opened in June at the site of the former National Botanical Gardens, the Port Moresby Nature Park is PNG’s first combined botanical and zoological gardens, dedicated to the promotion of Papua New Guinea’s unique natural environment. 
Park general manager Michelle McGeorge said: “We have had a great response from the community since we launched, with strong visitor numbers. This year, more than 100,000 people will visit the park.
“Likewise, we have had a number of businesses support the park through sponsorship that will assist us in continuing to develop a world-class visitor attraction by building new attractions and facilities,” she said.
Dorgan said Pacific MMI was impressed with the level of professionalism of the park’s operation, its future projects and he strongly believed the nature park provided not only opportunities for residents but strong tourism opportunities for the capital city.
Port Moresby Nature Park is located next to the University of Papua New Guinea, with entry rates: Adults K5, students (with ID) K2.50 and children (three-12 years) K1.30. 
The park opens from 8.30am daily, with last entry at 4pm.
The park is an initiative of the NCDC and Governor Powes Parkop.